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Spring is coming, friends!

It’s been a cold winter these last couple of weeks, and we hope that you and your loved ones have stayed safe during the storms. Thankfully, March is right around the corner, and we are excited to celebrate warmer weather!

Meet Sathya: Little Lights Graduate and future nurse!

Pat Clendenny (Joe’s wife) had a huge heart to help the children in the leprosy colonies excel in their studies, break the cycle of poverty, and be successful in their future careers. 

That’s how our Little Light’s Afterschool Program got started, and today we’d love to share about a graduate named Sathya. We’ve been part of her life since 2004, and below is a picture of Joe and her when she was five years old. 

Joining Little Lights and the EAV family 

In kindergarten, she started our program and quickly became a standout student. Sathya also discovered God’s unending love for her! Today, she’s in her third year of nursing school and about to graduate. It’s been amazing seeing her transform from a young child into a woman on fire for the Lord. 

(Sathya at CMC)

We are excited to continue helping other children like Sathya achieve their dreams and can’t wait to see what God has in store for our Little Lights program. Read her full story on our blog. 

Pushparani’s Powerful Story

Pushparani prayed for a miracle, and God answered her prayer years later. Soon after, she experienced another miracle on the SAME day! She is a prayer warrior and a woman of great faith. Read her beautiful story here. 

If you’d like to partner with us as we serve Pushparani and our other patients, head over to our website. For $25 a month, you can make an eternal impact in the life of someone with leprosy. That’s like trading five cups of coffee for medical aid, food, bibles, and more for our patients and their families! 

Quick update on the hospice renovation

Here are a couple before pictures

The kitchen – We serve 60 + patients and staff meals three times a day, seven days a week, plus snacks. Our newly updated kitchen is imperative to making the process more efficient as we care for the most vulnerable in our ministry.

Exterior of the hospice building – Before we moved to this facility, no one came near the area because of the leprosy stigma. Since we’ve been here, the land around us has developed. Upkeep of our building is important to patients and vital to community relationships with the people in the surrounding area. 

Renovation Results so far!

In the video below we’ve captured some after renovation footage. 

The kitchen looks beautiful, and the rest of the renovations are coming along nicely. Thank you for your generosity in funding this project through the Matching Gift Campaign in December. 


Thank you for being part of our ministry whether that’s praying for us, financially contributing towards the work God is doing, or following along and sharing with friends and family. We are so grateful. 

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